Upcoming Events

The Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility organizes or participates in several transportation-related events each year. These include national summits, regional forums, industry conferences, or special events and broadcasts. You can find leading transportation experts at all of these events, making them an excellent resource not only for professional and research insights, but also for networking.

Dates Events
February 19, 2020 Understanding How Women Travel  -  Martin Luther King Jr. Library

Martin Luther King Jr. Library Room 225

Mobility shapes the opportunities we can reach and how we interact within our environment and community. Better mobility results in greater access to opportunities, including jobs, education, housing, and health care, all essential elements for a higher quality of life. With women comprising more than half of Metro’s existing riders, and more than half the population in Los Angeles County, a key component of achieving the agency’s vision is to understand the mobility barriers women (in particular), are currently faced with. In this panel discussion the foundation for bridging the gender equity gap for current and future female riders is addressed. 

(Please note SJSU will be recording the event) 

Register now.  (space is limited)

March 11, 2020 to March 12, 2020 MAAS-A-CON  -  San Francisco, CA

Mobility as a Service (MaaS) describes a shift away from personally-owned modes of transportation and towards mobility provided as a shared service.  MaaS is quickly gaining momentum around the world, holding the promise of making personal mobility more affordable for families and the communities they live in.

MaaS disrupts and inspires traditional transportation players, private ventures and city officials at the same time.  But to ensure MaaS meets its full potential, it must be informed by a variety of views and serve multiple goals.​

MaaS-A-Con brings together innovators, practitioners and advocates to experience the technologies and best-practices that can make MaaS a reality in our communities. MTI is co-sponsoring this inaugural conference in San Francisco, CA.

March 12, 2020 Navajo Tech Makers  -  Crownpoint, NM

Last year, Navajo Technical University brought the “Maker Movement” to the Navajo Nation with the inaugural Diné Maker Nation Faire, a free community event for hobbyist, tinkerers, educators, and tech-enthusiasts in celebration of creativity and innovation. The event was to the theme of the “Evolution of Diné Makers,” and detailed the art of making for Navajo people since the time of emergence. Over 300 individuals attended the community event, which not only showcased talent, but illuminated the promise of building momentum for intergenerational change on the Navajo Nation; a change that will move innovation into graduates of degree programs and/or Native entrepreneurship. This year’s fair will move into the fifth world of creation, or the glittering world, and feature the work of Native youth throughout the region with the 3rd Annual Innoventure Product Challenge. The Innoventure Product Challenge (see far right) is an annual competition that tasks regional middle and high school students with designing a 3D printed product and developing a business model in introducing it to the public. The competition is expected to provide a glimpse into what making will look like for Navajo people in the future, while providing an outlet for the youth to feature their work. The 2020 Diné Maker Nation Faire will take place on March 12, 2020 from 9 AM – 3 PM at the NTU Wellness Center in Crownpoint, NM. In addition to the Innoventure Product Challenge and the interactive demonstration booths involved with the Diné Maker Nation Faire, the event will also include workshops and presentations from creators throughout the world. If you’d like to support the 2020 Diné Maker Nation Faire and Innoventure Product Challenge, please review the attached information packet and the various sponsorship levels. Our expectation is to host a high quality event, which is only possibly through coordination with organizations that have a commitment to community like yours. We ask that you strongly consider sponsoring the event, and make it truly special. For more information, please contact Daniel Vandever at dvandever@ navajotech.edu or by calling 505.488.8444.

March 14, 2020 SCC Women's Leadership and Policy Summit  -  San Jose City College, San Jose, CA

Mark your calendars for a day of empowerment and education as womxn and allies gather to discuss "What's Next?" 

March 19, 2020 MTI Research Snaps Presents:  Sexual Harassment on Public Transit: The University Student Experience  -  Online,   -  online

March 19, 2020 | 10-10:30AM (PDT)

Sexual harassment is, sadly, a routine experience for transit users. New MTI research explores San Jose State University (SJSU) students' experiences and perceptions related to sexual harassment and assault when using public transit. The report, Crime and Harassment on Public Transportation: A Survey of SJSU Students Set in International Context, found that twice as many women as men reported verbal and non-verbal harassment, but that both genders indicate harassment as a deterrent to using public transit. Fully 63% of SJSU students reported some form of harassment during transit journeys. The SJSU experience was then compared to findings from a global study surveying college students in 18 cities across six continents. These and other findings, as well as the researchers' recommendations, will be discussed in the webinar.

Register now!

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April 5, 2020 to April 7, 2020 Calcog Regional Leadership Forum  -  Riverside, CA

This Regional Leadership Forum explores the Governor's  Regions Rise Together initiative. Leaders from every region will share their ideas about improving California by developing stronger partnerships between our state, regional, and local governments. Topics will include:

  • Regional Planning & Housing Policy: Trends
  • Transportation & Climate Resiliency: Best Practices
  • Innovations in Transportation Mobility: What's Next?
  • What is the future for Sustainable Communities Strategies?
  • Inclusive Economic Development: Strategies
  • And so much more.